Thousands flock to Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Poppy Atkins and Layla Griffin ANL-140525-223439009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Poppy Atkins and Layla Griffin ANL-140525-223439009

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More than 30,000 people visited Bury St Edmunds during this year’s Whitsun Fayre, staged over the bank holiday weekend.

The two-day event, run by town centre Business Improvement District (BID) OurBuryStEdmunds, was free to attend but boasted more attractions than ever before and even extended into the arc shopping centre for the first time.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. PIctured is Kai, Tamika and Zimia McKnight ANL-140525-223450009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. PIctured is Kai, Tamika and Zimia McKnight ANL-140525-223450009

The beach, mini farm and flower and plant market were among previous highlights to make a return while a range of children’s entertainment and colourful characters, including Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook, proved a new delight for 
many.

“Initial footfall figures show similar figures in the town to last year, which is great,” said BID chief executive Mark Cordell.

He added: “The beach was a huge success, again, as was the animal farm, and there were new attractions in the arc with giant board games and mad scientists carrying out live experiments which were popular with the older children.”

“I was very pleased to see more BID business actually having stalls at the event and feedback has been good.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Alfie Jackson ANL-140525-223511009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre at the ARC shopping centre organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Alfie Jackson ANL-140525-223511009

I have no doubt the food and drink establishments had a very profitable weekend.”

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Annabel Murrell, Brooke McIntyre, Ashley Jones, Millie Jones and Emily Murrell ANL-140525-223635009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured is Annabel Murrell, Brooke McIntyre, Ashley Jones, Millie Jones and Emily Murrell ANL-140525-223635009

Whitsun Fayre

Pictured: Joshua (10) and Reuben (10) Witcherney with larry the lamb ANL-140526-182729009

Whitsun Fayre Pictured: Joshua (10) and Reuben (10) Witcherney with larry the lamb ANL-140526-182729009

Whitsun Fayre

Pictured: Ryan (9) and JAsmine (7) Creek on the oversized deck chair

Whitsun Fayre Pictured: Ryan (9) and JAsmine (7) Creek on the oversized deck chair

Whitsun Fayre

Pictured: Richard Gillett as the Green Man ANL-140526-182636009

Whitsun Fayre Pictured: Richard Gillett as the Green Man ANL-140526-182636009

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Whitsun Fayre ANL-140526-182617009

Whitsun Fayre

Pictured: Summer (9) and Lisa (7) Warren having a go at plate spinning in the arc ANL-140526-182827009

Whitsun Fayre Pictured: Summer (9) and Lisa (7) Warren having a go at plate spinning in the arc ANL-140526-182827009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured from back left clockwise Ian, Zoe, Charlie and Thomas Cross ANL-140525-223712009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. Pictured from back left clockwise Ian, Zoe, Charlie and Thomas Cross ANL-140525-223712009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. PIctured is Lily Potter, Jack Potter with Padington the miniature Shetland Pony ANL-140525-223831009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Whitsun Fayre with a Beach in the Traverse organised by OurBuryStEdmunds. PIctured is Lily Potter, Jack Potter with Padington the miniature Shetland Pony ANL-140525-223831009

 

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